Bad bad luck

Bad bad luck

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Mexman

2,442 posts

45 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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And you know for a fact that it ran out of fuel do you? Or are you assuming that this is all the dealers fault as per usual?

toasty

6,087 posts

181 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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I always ask for a full tank of fuel when buying a car. Only one dealer has ever refused and they knocked off £100 because they couldn't spare the time for someone to go out and do it.

ghost83

4,211 posts

151 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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Btw just cos the article says he picked it up 20 mins earlier it takes literally 5-6 mins to travel from where Lambo Leeds is to where it got smashed up

10 mins at most

From Lamborghini there’s a fuel station off at rothwell which is the next junction there are multiple ones at junction 41 of the M1 and a petrol station at junction 40 so if he was low on fuel I can’t understand why he didn’t go to any of these,

petjam

308 posts

107 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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ghost83 said:
Btw just cos the article says he picked it up 20 mins earlier it takes literally 5-6 mins to travel from where Lambo Leeds is to where it got smashed up

10 mins at most

From Lamborghini there’s a fuel station off at rothwell which is the next junction there are multiple ones at junction 41 of the M1 and a petrol station at junction 40 so if he was low on fuel I can’t understand why he didn’t go to any of these,
There is a petrol station right next door. Literally 15 seconds, it's the first thing that you come to.

ghost83

4,211 posts

151 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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petjam said:
There is a petrol station right next door. Literally 15 seconds, it's the first thing that you come to.
To say I passed Lambo today I never saw the petrol station

laugh

Regy53

104 posts

92 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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My Ferrari was delivered last week in a enclosed trailer.

Full tank of fuel

footsoldier

1,854 posts

153 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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He collected from a service, not new car. Ran out of fuel.

XTR2Turbo

1,529 posts

192 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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It is actually because the factory are allowed only a small amount of fuel to start, move and test the car without paying any duty. It used to be 7 litres but not sure if that has changed recently.

Mexman said:
I would imagine the dealer HAS put fuel in it, if they managed to get 20 mins down the road.
New cars arrive absolutely empty because of transportation risks, therefore the dealer has probably put in whatever fuel he had available on site, and as stated, Covid is prohibiting the amount of people who are allowed to jump in and move car.

Mexman

2,442 posts

45 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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footsoldier said:
He collected from a service, not new car. Ran out of fuel.
And there we have it.
Amazing isn't it, how many, just instantly jump on the blame the dealer bandwagon.

Ferruccio

1,386 posts

80 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Mexman said:
footsoldier said:
He collected from a service, not new car. Ran out of fuel.
And there we have it.
Amazing isn't it, how many, just instantly jump on the blame the dealer bandwagon.
With respect, what actually happened doesn’t matter in relation to what a good dealer should do when handing over a car.
Especially an expensive one.

4321go

558 posts

148 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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Ferruccio said:
With respect, what actually happened doesn’t matter in relation to what a good dealer should do when handing over a car.
Especially an expensive one.
I’ve never come across a dealer that provides a full, free tank of petrol after a service! Every single one invoices for screenwash, even though mine’s pretty-much always topped up before they get the car. But a free tank of gas? Nope........

cgt2

1,691 posts

149 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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footsoldier said:
He collected from a service, not new car. Ran out of fuel.
I heard the same. Private sale, fresh service was part of the agreement, new owner collected it from service.

Ferruccio

1,386 posts

80 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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4321go said:
Ferruccio said:
With respect, what actually happened doesn’t matter in relation to what a good dealer should do when handing over a car.
Especially an expensive one.
I’ve never come across a dealer that provides a full, free tank of petrol after a service! Every single one invoices for screenwash, even though mine’s pretty-much always topped up before they get the car. But a free tank of gas? Nope........
I meant when buying a car obviously.

Armitage.Shanks

979 posts

46 months

Friday 17th July 2020
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If it had run out of fuel it doesn't explan why he didn't limp over to the NS lane? That could be two bellends in one

Teddy Lop

4,235 posts

28 months

Friday 17th July 2020
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Armitage.Shanks said:
If it had run out of fuel it doesn't explan why he didn't limp over to the NS lane? That could be two bellends in one
depends how busy it is and how switched on and grown up the drivers alongside you are. Few morons "defending" their lane to the death and I can see why you'd end up stopping.

I've had a van cut out in the fast lane of the M5 and despite losing speed rapidly in a way that any halfbrain should have been able to tell I was in distress and blaring horn etc, I still had to almost ram my way through the middle lane plebs to get across to the shoulder. And that was an xxxlwb iveco bright yellow hoist wagon owned by my employer, so something you'll be somewhat more blase about asserting yourself with than your brand new lambo.